October 20, 2008

Ryan Cavalieri wins JBRL Truggy Rd7

Held at one of the most popular club racing facilities in the nation, Revelation Raceway hosted the 7th round of the JBRL Nitro Offroad series. Just shy of the TQ, Ryan Cavalieri started 2nd in the main event behind Kyosho’s Ryan Lutz. It was clear at the beginning of the race that it would come down to these two drivers as they steadily pulled away from the rest of the field. Lutz set a quick first few laps and opened up 3-4 seconds on Cavalieri but as the laps wore down, Cavalieri began to eat in to the lead and with 6 minutes down was less than 2 seconds behind the full-punched Lutz. Just last week at the R/C Pro West Round #3, also held at Rev Raceway, Lutz and Cavalieri battled it out in Truggy with Lutz taking the victory.  This time the tides would turn. An unfortunate engine breakage forced Lutz out of the race just before his first pit stop and this gave Cavalieri a 10 second cushion over Cody King and with such a large lead, Ryan’s pit guy chose to make two pit stops in the 15 minute final. As the time wore down, King stayed within 10 seconds of the lead and as Cavalieri came in for a quick splash and go at the 13 minute mark Cavalieri retained the lead and held off King for the win, with Adam Drake taking 3rd.


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